Carpet and upholstery services are a major investment; we want to help you ensure your surface is protected. Carpets are expensive to install and upholstery can be expensive to replace. However, too often managers forget how essential it is to maintain these items, and therefore neglect to keep them in proper condition. By making sure they are regularly cleaned and well-maintained, you can keep your investment in great condition for years to come.

Here are some things to keep in mind regarding carpet and upholstery services, and how to maintain them as long as possible.

Benefits of carpet and upholstery services

Your carpets and upholstery are essential to the first impression your building provides. A well maintained building will instill trust and help your visitors know you run a clean, well organized facility.

However, well maintained carpet and upholstery goes well beyond making a great first impression. Often times, these surfaces can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, which can adversely effect the health of your visitors.

Here are some reasons you should consider the state of your carpets and upholstery:

  • Carpets have the potential to become incredibly dirty. Did you know that even with regular vacuuming, dirt and germs accumulate near the base of the carpeting and are impossible to get out without the right tools. In fact, the average carpet contains about 200,000 bacteria per square inch. That’s about 4,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat!
  • They can harbor dangerous chemicals and mold if not treated properly. The bottom of people’s shoes brings in pesticides, particles, and mold from the outside. The carpet will trap these dangerous materials, so it is essential they are appropriately cleaned to reduce the risk of spreading.
  • Not only is the bacteria, dust, and chemicals unsafe for a building and its inhabitants, but these elements will also break down your carpet and upholstery very quickly. You can save money replacing worn and dirty carpets by scheduling regular cleanings.
  • The quality of your carpets and upholstery impacts the overall ambiance of your room. Create a clean, productive, and inviting space by keeping the most basic areas clean.
  • What resides in your upholstery and carpeting contributes a large part to the air quality of your facility. Air quality is especially crucial for asthma and allergy sufferers, and carpets can harbor a lot of irritating materials.

The Process for Maintaining Carpets

Although carpet cleaning is critical for facility management, the process can be involved and even overwhelming for many business owners. In order to keep carpets clean and in good condition for long-term use, you must execute all of the following services regularly:

  • Vacuum
  • Deodorize and sanitize
  • Shampoo
  • Spot clean
  • Steam clean
  • Apply carpet protection
  • Use and replace floor mats

Many people find the process too cumbersome to perform regularly, and as a result, most businesses fail to maintain their carpets or upholstery. Fortunately, your carpet and upholstery services don’t need to feel overwhelming at all.

City Wide can take the burden of maintaining your investment, and improve the look and feel of your facility and the quality of your surfaces, and as a result, the quality of your air.

Some facilities find that they require additional carpet and upholstery services. Rest assured, City Wide Facility Solutions is prepared to meet your needs! We can source custom walk-off mats, upholstery cleaning, and even flood remediation. Whatever your needs, feel free to reach out to us for your carpet and upholstery services.

No matter what your carpet requires, we can take care of it for you. Breathe a little easier and call us today!